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'''Confucius''' (; September 28, 551 – 479 BC). was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and Chinese philosophy|philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of History of China|Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalism (Chinese philosophy)|Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han dynasty|Han over Chu-Han Contention|Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism. Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but...
RegionChinese philosophy
EraAncient philosophy
Birth date28 September 551 BC
Birth placeZou, Lu (state)|Lu state (now :zh:南辛鎮|Nanxinzhen, Qufu, Shandong, China)
Death date479 BC (aged 71–72)
Death placeLu (state)|Lu state
NationalityLu state, Zhou dynasty|Zhou China
School traditionFounder of Confucianism
Main interestsMoral philosophy, social philosophy, ethics
InfluencesI Ching, Book of Rites
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